If you turn on the news, it’s a bit difficult to remember that there are some good people in the world.

But those who dine at one Applebee’s in Washington, Penn., get to experience up-close-and- personal random acts of kindness, thanks to an anonymous couple.

ABC reports that the couple frequents the establishment per few times a week, and when you least expect it, they take care of your meal.

Jolie Welling was one lucky diner who was blessed with a free meal during a birthday celebration for her daughter. She took to Facebook to share the awesome news.

“Thank you to the person that took care of the bill tonight at Applebee’s in Washington!” she posted on the social media site. “This person paid for the whole party of 16. I have never had this happen before and it brought tears to everyone’s eyes.”

The diners aren’t the only ones moved by the couple’s generosity. Samantha Powell, who is a server at the establishment, was noticeably affected.

“I mean, I was almost in tears, it touches me, too,” Powell said when reflecting on the guests the night of the birthday party.

“They were just so surprised. They were like, ‘Oh my God. Who? Who? And they were looking around and wanted to know who it was, but I would not tell them,” Powell said.

Darla Pepper-Miller says the same thing happened to her and her group earlier this year.

“Just gratitude because, you know, everything that’s going on in the world and so much turmoil and protests and hatred and it’s good to know that there are people that care about each other and give. Pay it forward,” she said.


According to KDKA, they own a business in the area and have been picking up other people’s tabs at least two or three times per month for years.

“He always says that ‘I grew up poor and now I’m not’ and that is all he says,” Powell said.